The world's first and only vegan ETF, the US Vegan Climate ETF (ticker:VEGN) has reached its two year anniversary since launch, with almost USD65million in assets since inception, and having returned 67.91 per cent vs S&P 500 Index’s 57.07 per cent (on market price) since inception to end of August 2021.
ESG & Responsible Investing
The latest global flows into ETPs figures from iShares by BlackRock reveals that they reached USD90.8 billion in August, a marked pickup from July (USD77.3 billion).
HANetf and iClima Earth have announced that the iClima Global Decarbonisation Enablers UCITS ETF (CLMA) and iClima Distributed Renewable Energy UCITS ETF (DGEN), are now classified as Article 9 investments under the new EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), which came into force in March 2021.
The August lull in ETF launches is beginning to move away followed by a wave of new ETF launches, with the majority in shades of green.
UBS Asset Management (UBS AM) has launched a sustainable ETF tracking the MSCI World Small Cap SRI Low Carbon Select 5% Issuer Capped index.
HANetf, Europe’s first full services ‘white label’ UCITS ETF issuer, has published a statement as it continues to expand its presence into the European fund market.
In the light of recent coverage of their range of ESG investments, DWS has published a statement.
The latest launch from HANetf is Europe’s first cleaner living ETF, Cleaner Living ESG-S UCITS ETF (ticker: DTOX), which, the firm says, will present European investors with a unique ETF that captures those companies positioned to benefit most from the accelerating growth in those goods and services that are better for our bodies, inside and out, and better for the environment.
Increased demand from investors to incorporate ESG into their fixed income portfolios continues to drive the transition from traditional fixed income ETFs into sustainable exposures, writes BlackRock.
BNP Paribas Asset Management has launched the BNP Paribas Easy MSCI China Select SRI S-Series 10% Capped UCITS ETF, a listed index fund offering investors exposure to the Chinese market, by selecting the best-rated companies in terms of ESG approach.